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What's Hair Got To Do With It? 7 Vixens Who Should Cut Their Hair

Hair is often a hot topic among women. Some are defined by their mane, while others just don't care. Whenever hair comes up amongst my girlfriends and I, the number one discussion is whether long or short hair hurts a black women's image. Many of today's celebrity Vixens, such as Alicia Keys, Tia Mowry and Rihanna are chopping off their hair and donning their new looks with confidence.--Nicole Brown

Check out seven Vixens we think should take to the "mane" stage and nix their locks next!
Kelly Rowland short hair

Kelly Rowland

Back in the day (or my day at least), Kelly was my favorite Destiny's Child member for one reason: she totally pulled off the short crop cut and stood out amongst her fellow long-haired members (yes, even Beyonce!) with confidence. I would love to see a 2012 version of her old school look.
Keyshia Cole short hair

Keyshia Cole

Keyshia usually rocks long and light-haired tresses. We got to see her with a short 'do during her Lil Wayne-assisted performance at this year's iHeartRadio Festival. Perhaps a permanent short do to go along with her new album and positive outlook on life as wife and mother?
Azealia Banks Short hair

Azealia Banks

The "212" femcee is known for her mermaid-long, multi-colored tresses. She's always turning heads with her fashion choices and bold statements--a drastic new hair 'do may do the same.
Ciara short hair


Since bursting onto the scene back in 2004, the Princess of Crunk-n-B has worn her signature long locks parted down the middle.  This year, she's attempting to revive her place in music with a new album and record label family. I think bringing back the short haircut that she rocked for all of one second would look great on her. 
erykah badu short hair

Erykah Badu

Erykah's never been one to place attention on her hair. Back in the 90s, she wore a wrap on her head for years, forcing us all to pay more attention to what she was saying instead of what she was wearing. However, you can't help but imagine just how beautiful short hair would be in combination with those green eyes and fabulous bone structure. 
Jada Smith short hair

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada took us all by surprise when she shaved her head for her role in Set It Off. In fact, she looked so fly that she rocked that same look even after the movie wrapped. Jada's got those sky-high cheek bones that compliment a pixie cut perfectly. 
Tasha Smith short hair

Tasha Smith

Tasha is no doubt one of Hollywood's most outspoken and charismatic personalities. A haircut just as bold as she would be fitting. If you have any doubt that she can't pull it off, check out her twin sister Sidra who works a bald and beautiful look.

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SZA Calls For Peace While Receiving 'Rule Breaker' Award At Billboard Women In Music

SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

Scroll down to see Forbes' full list below.

Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)


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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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